Bridal Buzz: The Wedding Industry’s Most Wanted Treats, Favors and Experiences
by Brides of Oklahoma April 20
Looking for top-notch vendors? We’ve rounded up some of the best in the business, delivering the latest and greatest trends! These specialty wedding vendors are here to make your dream wedding come true with their own unique services. From one-of-a-kind illustrations to a living champagne wall, this collection of wedding industry favorites is sure to make your “most wanted” list when it comes to planning! Cheers!
Amy Lee Illustration – Make your big day even more unforgettable with one of the hottest wedding trends — a custom illustration. With a background in fashion and a love of all things wedding, Amy Lee of Amy Lee Illustration creates one-of-a-kind designs filled with bright colors and dramatic details — not to mention fabulous hair! You can do more than just frame this artwork too. “I’ve created illustrations for everything from thank you cards to non-traditional guest books. It’s also beautiful to incorporate into wedding stationery,” says Amy. If you’re not only a creative bride, but one who wants to give her guests the star treatment, take it to the next level with live sketching. As guests start arriving to the reception for cocktail hour, Amy begins the non-stop live sketching. It’s a fast process so she can get artwork into as many hands as possible. Guests will leave your wedding with a beautiful piece of artwork too, and it’s so much fun for everyone!
Photo courtesy of Amy Lee Illustration
Ride OKC Bike Tours – Are you a fun-loving bride looking for a unique adventure for your bachelorette party? We have you covered! Ride OKC is the perfect way to experience the best of the best in Oklahoma City. Tours range from two to four hours all at a leisurely pace so everyone can take in the surroundings. You’ll get insights into the city’s art and architecture as well as enjoy the best food and drink OKC has to offer. Their Bikes and Brews tour visits five breweries in three hours and includes a beer taster of your choice with a behind-the-scenes tour through downtown OKC. “Our customers are continuously surprised by how much they learn and experience on our tour,” says Ride OKC co-owner, Ryan Fogle. “Multiple guests have stated, ‘I have lived here my whole life and never knew these places existed.’ ” Enjoy some fun with your bride tribe on a Ride OKC tour and make memories that will last a lifetime!
Photo by Josh McCullock Photography
Sparkling Tulips – Oklahoma brides, we have three words for you — living champagne wall. Imagine your friends and family spending cocktail hour enjoying endless chilled glasses of champagne from the most unique whitegloved “bartender” they’ve ever seen! It’s more than a way to serve champagne; it’s an experience. Guests can’t help themselves and end up having just as much fun taking selfies and interacting with the “servers.” This unique service is the brainchild of Jen Schukert of Sparkling Tulips after seeing how unforgettable this concept was while at an event with a similar experience. “I love giving my clients something unique to make their event even more memorable,” says Jen. While the living champagne wall is a show-stopper, Sparkling Tulips offers many different options for any kind of wedding or special event including a groom’s wall as well as backdrop walls. With styles in green boxwood or white hydrangea, they have something to please everyone!
Photo: Dani G. Photography
Les Bouquets – This French-inspired, prairie-based mobile flower cart and pop-up shop is what has been missing from your life! Les Bouquets specializes in providing beautiful, locally-sourced flowers for people and partygoers to build their own bouquets as an entertaining activity or a sweet party favor to snag as they exit. Flower types, colors and accoutrements like ribbons, twin, kraft paper and monogramming are optional and completely customizable. Equal parts Francophiles and OKC effcianados, owner Taylor Mauldin always loved having fresh flowers at home and her husband, Tom really loves a good project — the result is Les Bouquets, the sweetest little touch of Paris in Oklahoma. “Oklahoma City may seem to many like a far cry from Paris, but lately, not so much!” says Taylor. “With so many new restaurants, festivals, events and other experiences, there is rarely a dull moment around here—and we love being part of it.” Whether you want to utilize the cart as an activity station during the reception, shower or other event or simply want the cart at the entry or exit point where flowers could be handed to partygoers, Les Bouquets has you covered — with their lovely black and white umbrella.
Photo: Carsyn Abrams Photography
Mixed Sugar – Whether you’re doing a goodie bag for out-of-town guests, wanting a mouth-watering wedding favor, or anything in between, there’s a cookie for that! Mixed Sugar owner, Camden Cleveland loves creating customdesigned treats for brides—especially when she gets unique requests. “I love doing bridesmaid proposal cookies! I think this is such a unique and fun way to ask the special people in your life to be a part of your day,” says Camden. Bachelorette parties, wedding showers, and engagement parties are other wonderful ways to incorporate her cookies into your wedding planning. There’s no design too outlandish or idea too impossible for this baker extraordinaire. Clients can send examples of what they like or even invitations or fonts, etc., and she is able to replicate that for them!
Photo courtesy of Mixed Sugar
Cafe Disco – You found your perfect pairing, now let us introduce you to another one — macs and capps. Macarons and cappuccinos from Cafe Disco, that is. Like any great pairing, this one came from two people being passionate about something. Cafe Disco owners and real-life couple, Amanda is the French macaron expert and her husband, Spenser, is the self-professed coffee nerd. Make these tasty works of art part of your wedding festivities with a macaron tower or the tastiest wedding favors. And your event wouldn’t be complete without their onsite coffee catering. Don’t worry if you’re not a coffee drinker, there is also something for the tea drinkers! They offer local teas from Woodshed Tea including a highly recommended matcha with oat milk. The added bonus? You get to do some taste testing beforehand! Customize your order to complement your color palette and even add personalized laser engraving on the macarons.
Photo: Spencer Sakurai
Still searching for the best in the wedding industry? Check out these amazing vendors here!
Other Local Vendors: Josh McCullock Photography, Ride OKC Bike Tours, Sparkling Tulips, Les Bouquets, Mixed Sugar